Cavern of Whimsy #3 officially marked the end of an era for me, Mike Critelli.
After years of avoiding Facebook (having included the phrase in the About section, ““Mike Critelli’s Cavern of Whimsy” [...] is not, nor will it ever be, on Facebook…”), I’m making a compromise. I took down my personal page in 2009 after deciding I didn’t want the general public to know about my various creative pursuits, but that stance doesn’t make sense now that I’m hosting and producing a live show.
So while I may never personally return to Facebook, Cavern of Whimsy will.
What made me change my mind? For starters, there wasn’t a packed house to witness some of the best and boldest performances ever.
But if you were there, you saw…
– My continued rampage through Los Angeles via Slideshow Tour, skewering hipster central Silverlake.
– Special guest Adam Trent bringing a French girl onstage, and magically, bilingually, predicting her future marriage prospects with an envelope of mystery.
– Landon Kirksey giving us his perspective on growing up in Texas, and a voice acting career that has him gradually turning into Winston Churchill.
– Little Red Feathers debuting a completely original one-act play about a preacher and his assistant and the Devil, incorporating elements of The Exorcist and The Lion King.
– Nat Iosbaker and Sarah Winters’s poetic vignette about two disgruntled office workers on their cigarette break.
– The New Historians closing with a set of stomping bluegrass numbers rooted in historical fact (and Disney’s Robin Hood).
As with all Caverns of Whimsy, they come around once and then they’re gone. It’s cruel to not do everything in my power to get the word out. So stay tuned for a link to a Facebook page, and updates on next month’s show. September 1st can’t get here soon enough.